Scrambled EggsPosted Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 6:01 PM
Many thanks to those who have fought and died to protect and preserve our freedoms. And to the immigrants who came to America to build new lives. The Pioneers who blazed the trails.
Green Eggs to me would be an acquired taste. Even closing your eyes while taking a bite would require a different kind of courage. "I do not like Green Eggs and Ham, I do not like them Sam I AM". Company manners would dictate a couple bites so as not to hurt your host's feelings.
The ultimate Green Egg in our world is the Chinese Delicacy, "1000 year old Eggs" They are preserved eggs that have been stored for 100 days. The preservation process involves coating a duck's egg with clay or other similar materials.
I personally have never eaten one of these. I might take a bite but I am pretty certain, that I wouldn't ask for seconds!
There are hard-boiled eggs that you peel and put into a pickle jar. They taste pretty good, even if you add a jalapeno or two.
The Hard-Boiled Easter Egg can be all shades of green with a little food coloring and a flick of the wrist. They also turn green if you happen to "lose" one behind a chair or outside behind a bush.
Our mother used to take leftover hamburger, eggs, mashed potatoes and some ketchup to make a type of patty that she cooked on the electric griddle. It was a nice variation of our usual supper fare and probably saved Mom some labor.
Scrambled Eggs invite other foods to join them. You have onions; peppers, cheese, hamburger, chicken, crackers, mushrooms, and any other ingredient that is waving it's hand when you look into the refrigerator. No one wants to be left out of the Egg Scramble Event!
After the past few days of reading blogs and comments, I have come to realize that even being an American is not enough to bind our country together. We all have our ideas about what will make the scrambled eggs taste good; but we seem to have gotten lost in the details of how simple a scrambled egg dish can be.
Many of us share important thoughts and concerns with each other every day. Lately, instead of a freshly cooked scrambled egg dish, we seem to be more content with a food fight.
Rotten eggs have crept in and stunk up the works. Who cares who threw the first one, it got thrown anyway. What is more important is that we respect the fact that many other ingredients reside in the refrigerator along with those cartons of eggs.
There are days when I lose the battle with temptation and post a comment that should have never been thought of in the first place, let alone typed. Some of us don't like onions in their eggs or cheese. Others are content with "fake" eggs with the idea that it will keep their cholesterol levels down.
Regardless of your point of view or your recipe for the best scrambled eggs ever, step back and turn the heat down. The eggs cook just as good on low heat as they do on high.
This is my cranky, preachy thought for the day. Please feel free to share your recipes for your favorite scrambled eggs. We might all be surprised how many of us have something in common after all.
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Fixing fence is the one of the hardest jobs on a ranch. I no longer live on a ranch, but I do know what hard work is. Fences are everyone's concern, but nowadays,the "hole" is always your neighbor's side not your own. It used to be that you would respect your neighbor and mend the fence together. If their cows got in your field, a simple phone call resolved the problem. You might even saddle up your own horse and help them gather them up. We need more people who are willing to roll their sleeves up and fix the fence regardless of who your neighbor is. There are people in this country who need to be reminded that a fence is like the way you should conduct your life. Your posts should be straight and neat. The wire needs to be stretched tight and your gate might be closed, but can still be easily opened. And most of all, we can all saddle up together and ride the range, it won't matter if you have an Appaloosa, Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred. The cows still have to be gathered, fences have to be fixed, and the range is a wide open space of opportunity for us all.